The Wandering Dog Inn

The Wandering Dog Inn

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A simple Inn on a quiet island. Escape the rat race to yesteryear on remote Pelee Island. Our Inn offers 5 adults only suites/rooms in the Main House eaxh with a private bathroom. Private suites with seperate entrances and private ensuite bathrooms are situated at the back of the property. Our Family Suite accommodates kiddos and or doggos. All rooms are air conditioned. Continental breakfast is served daily from 8am - 10am on our large wrap around screened veranda of the Main House. Occasionally our own pup, Jody will stop by to beg for a bagel. Our 3 acre property offers a screened gazebo a natural firepit, picnic tables and a hammock. Bike the island, hit the winery, walk the beach, hike the trails and fall into bed at the end of each day on Pelee Island at The Wandering Dog Inn. No Wifi, No Tv... just regular old conversation and naps!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
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Jasen wrote a review Sep 2020
Ontario, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our favorite place of 2020. Cathy, Kevin and Fred (the Wandering Dog) made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. As we pulled in Cathy drove in right behind us with Fred in the passenger seat. We were about an hour early but Cathy informed us that our room was clean and ready. As we conversed Kevin stepped out of one of the cottages with a bag of garbage in one hand, and an array of cleaning supplies in the other. Comically he shouted, "HOUSEKEEPING!" and we all had a laugh. Later in the day while speaking with Kevin we learned that he has a great work ethic and an even better sense of humor!
The property is beautiful, full of history and immaculately clean. Even in the "Covid" era we felt safe and well taken care of. The Inn is close to beaches, conservation areas, trails, places to bike and sight see. Innkeeper Kevin stopped in to check on us along with the other guests throughout the evening, and even took the time to set up the campfire for us to light when we were ready. We roasted marshmallows, drank local wine and conversed with some new friends that were visiting from the north. In the morning Cathy made us delicious breakfasts and put them in environmentally friendly travel containers for us to enjoy as we waited for the morning ferry.
Of all the many great places that we stayed over the summer of 2020 my wife and I both rate this as our #1 favorite spot this year.
I cannot wait to visit again!!!

Jasen
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words Jasen + Fran! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay + hope to see you again on island time... 🐾🐾
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Carter Hammett wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
In use in some form as an inn for over a century, the Wandering Dog Inn is a charming escape from city ruckus. Host Kevin is a personable attentive guy with a sharp sense of humour. His partner Cathy whips up a mean breakfast and is loaded with interesting information. My room was cozy and comfy and watching the swallows tending to their nests outside my window was a real treat. The property is filled with nice little touches, including a hammock, firepit and bbqs. A separate building houses several screened in suites of varying size and price. We rented bicycles one day and made an entire sweep of the island with its pleasant beaches and immaculate homes on the east side and main business area and stunning sunsets on the west side. While choice of eating establishments might be somewhat limited, Pelee Island is a lovely respite from busy lives and The Wandering Dog is a wonderful place to connect with people around a fire and let your cares melt away...Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We love that you loved tour time here and we hope to see you again! C+K 🐾
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donnaleeee wrote a review Jul 2021
Cambridge, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Wandering Dog provided the escape we were looking for. Hosts Kevin and Cathy are welcoming and make you feel right at home . Breakfast daily is amazing and a great variety for everyone. The location is perfect and provides a quiet and peaceful retreat. After exploring the entire Island I feel the Wandering Dog has the largest outdoor space with a very organized bike rack. The nightly fires are set up by Kevin and are truly enjoyable and great conversations with the other guests. The Island is bicycle friendly and from this location you can easily reach all the points of interest.
We highly recommend this place to everyone!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Thank you for the review Donna! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on the island again! 😎
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roxygirl100 wrote a review Oct 2021
Toronto, Canada518 contributions138 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful old inn. We stayed in the family suite. The one which allows for children and dogs modern country furniture very tastefully chosen. Great attention to detail. Property is beautiful. Dogs loved it and we all loved Cathy and Kevin. Both very welcoming. Kevin with a wicked sense of humor kept us in stitches. Cathy Sid a superb breakfast buffet in main house each morning.

We loved our stay in the island. Could have spent a whole week. It’s a great wind down. Soundscape is silence. It’s wonderful. Each day we explored something different. Bikes are a good way to get around Rented e bikes. Many bring their own. WDI have a great bike rack

They also do up a great campfire at night and have a netted gazebo in case flies are out

Kevin helped us get the bbq going for a steak dinner one night. Was superb. Cathy helped out with utensils I didn’t bring

Lovely old inn, updated with modern furniture and details, great brekkies, great vibe. Whether it’s 2 night or 7 nights it’s such a good break from it all. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: BRing your bikes if u can. U can rent them near dock if u need to
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Oct 10, 2021
Thanks for the review! 🐾. We look forward to seeing you again on the island! C+K
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Olive T wrote a review Jun 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The wandering dog is a true gem on Pelee Island. If you are visiting you MUST stay here. We stayed in the family suite and it was very comfortable and well decorated, and well-stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Cathy and Kevin go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and create a relaxing laid back environment. The main house is adorable and very inviting, and a great place to sit and enjoy the many delicious breakfast options. Pelee Island is a rejuvenating escape into nature and the wandering dog inn is perfectly located to enjoy all that the island offers.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jun 11, 2021
Thank you for the kind words! We loved meeting your family and hope to see you again in 2022! Watch socials to see when our calendar opens up for next year 😎✌️
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Chika52 wrote a review Aug 2021
Toronto, Canada148 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Wandering Dog is a great place to find peace and tranquility! From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. Cathy and Kevin are wonderful hosts. They greet everyone who arrives and try to make each person's stay memorable. Covid protocols were in place but did not interfere with the wonderful experience! Cathy serves a great assortment of items for breakfast in the morning which is enjoyed in a screened porch overlooking the grounds. There is lots of room to sit and read, relax, and enjoy the sounds of nature both indoors and outdoors. Every evening Kevin sets up a campfire for all the guests to enjoy and share their experiences of the Island. Pelee Island is a great getaway from the "rat race". The people are friendly and island has a laid back feel. The Wandering Dog Inn does not have wifi or TV, so you have a real "off the grid" experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights and would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Some rooms in the main house were small but there were suites available.
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Amazing! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your escape + hope to see you on island time again soon! C+k 🐾👍
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rnmcdonald wrote a review Aug 2020
London, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To say our stay at the Wandering Dog exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. Cathy and Kevin were wonderful hosts taking care of all our needs from setting up the bbq, providing useful island tips to an exceptional brekkie every morning. Despite COVID restrictions they have thought of everything to make you feel at home.
We had the King Suite in the back and it is very spacious and welcoming. More than enough room for the 2 of us.
Thanks again Cathy and Kevin for making our 3 nights at your Inn so memorable.

Rich & Tracey
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! Really nice to meet you both and thank you for taking time to submit a review! C+K and Fred too!
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partridge0167 wrote a review Aug 2020
Barrie, Canada23 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Wondering Dig is the place to make your trip to Pelee what you need it to be. For us - it was to drive an old car, eat good food, and be disconnected from technology and the larger world. Cathy and Kevin have figured out how to do all this , very well, in a pandemic. The charcoal grills, the hammocks in your personal front porch, and the perfect personal breakfasts allow you to pace your day to meet your needs. They have thought of options like buying packages for lunches and suppers and the perfect evening fire. Then add Fred AKA the wondering dog and you feel right at home. Cathy and Kevin you have met the challenges of our times and stepped things up. Pelee Island should be very proud of your ability to continue to offer service that we want to come back to. We live this place and will be back for more time at The Wondering Dog!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 22, 2020
Glen! What a nice review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again on the island. All the best! C+K and Fred too!
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GardenGirl2762 wrote a review Jan 2022
Oshawa, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sorry for the delay in preparing this review. We think of you often as we enjoy our morning coffe! (See photo) We visited Pelee Island in the late Fall 2020 and really enjoyed our relaxing 2 night stay at this beautiful Inn. We were looking forward to visiting the Island for the first time but were a bit anxious about staying anywhere given both COVID spread and restrictions at the time, but Cathy & Kevin Miller were the loveliest hosts and made us feel very welcome and safe.

We stayed in one of the private suites, which was spacious, clean & well equipped with a mini fridge, microwave and comfortable bed. We even enjoyed playing a few games of Scrabble (one of the board games in the suite) one evening. We brought our own food to bbq the first night & Kevin got the bbq started and made sure we were all set. We planned on eating out for our second night and that was a bit more challenging as we were there just before the ferry was going to end its season. With that came some challenges in terms of food options at the local eatery, as they were out of various menu items (we totally understand, it made no sense for them to restock given the time of year). We made the best of it & we only mention this as a caution to anyone thinking of staying on the island very late in the season.

Breakfast both days was fantastic (even though Kevin was a bit nervous on the second day, as Cathy had left it all up to him that day!). We really enjoyed chatting with Kevin about life on the Island, its history and suggested things to do and places to go during our short stay. We explored the island by car, a bit on bike and walked some trails. It is a lovely spot for a quiet get away. Cycling is easy (for anyone that is a bit more “casual” about exercise).

We highly recommend this Inn for a quiet and peaceful retreat where you can unplug & reconnect with nature, exploring all that Pelee Island offers. Kevin & Cathy definitely try to make everyone’s stay memorable.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jan 27, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your experiences + we're thrilled you liked Kev's brekkie! Don't let him fool ya, he's a pro! Hope to see you on island time again soon! c+k 😎
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Mochi & Vixen 🐾 wrote a review Jul 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My name is Mochi! I’m a 2 year old black lab from America. I sailed to Canada with my best friend, Vixen. It was our first international trip. Our hosts made us feel right at home with belly rubs. We wondered the beautiful property, enjoyed a doggy paddle at the beach and had a campfire in the evenings. The sniffs coming from the kitchen were enough to make us drool. Our humans kept bragging about the phenomenal homemade breakfast. Without Wi-Fi, our humans were forced to spend some quality time with their dogs. It was wonderful!! The highlight for us was a huge mulberry tree. Vixen and I loved foraging for dropped mulberries, our new favorite treat!! The whole island is dog friendly and we loved the boat ride too!! This was the best trip ever for a couple of labs that like to wonder the world!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jul 6, 2023
Mochi! I loved meeting you and Vixen! Please come back and party anytime! Cuddles from Jody 🐾💕
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Answer from Jim C
Oakville, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
Most of these questions are best asked of Hotel owners ......... No Wifi, check their website I am not aware of any discounts, the Hospitality Industry has experienced hard times through Covid, my view is that we should do all that we can to help them survive. Just my opinion ......
Chestinho wrote a tip Sep 2023
Canada30 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's the perfect space to relax, go offline, walk the beaches and commune with nature, Pelee Island is a special place!"
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Jo Jo M wrote a tip Jul 2023
Kitchener, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suites have a small fridge and a grill. It’s a good idea to bring some snacks/small meals as restaurants close earlier than you may think. "
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Jennifer H wrote a tip Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you visit the Pelee Island Winery. Tasting is free and the wine is delicious and reasonably priced. The Bakery is worth a visit."
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Vin wrote a tip Sep 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The family suite was perfect for o"
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Ken D wrote a tip Aug 2022
Guelph, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you book a ferry in advance ."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wandering Dog Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Wandering Dog Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fish Point Nature Reserve (4.8 km), Pelee Island Heritage Centre (5.2 km), and Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wandering Dog Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wandering Dog Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Westview Tavern, Stone House 1891, and Pelee Island Coneheads.
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